Student Life

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Extra Curriculars at Holy Cross High School

 School wide, Holy Cross offers a wide range of fun activities for which the entire student body has an opportunity to participate. Homecoming, with a wide variety of spirit week activities including school dances and pep rallies, concludes our Fall sports season. 


Each year, Catholic Schools Week begins with the celebration of mass and concludes with a variety of activities that students enjoy. The highlight of Spring activities at Holy Cross is our traditional student and teacher Volleyball tournament.


Holy Cross offers 17 PIAA sports team over the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. Additionally, Holy Cross offers more 20 after-school clubs and activities.

Clubs at Holy Cross

 This program fosters a positive intellectual, cultural and social climate; promotes growth in student leadership and social interaction skills; and encourages students’ special interests. Involvement in these activities also enhances the students’ self-esteem and cultivates respect for others.

Holy Cross offers the following clubs:


  • Ceramics Club
  • Chess Club
  • Crafting Club
  • Drama Production
  • Environmental Club
  • Fiction Fanatics
  • Modern Foreign Language Club
  • History/Political Science Club
  • Latin Club
  • Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS)
  • Service Club
  • Mock Trial
  • National Honor Society
  • Pro-Life/ Mission Club
  • Scholastic Bowl
  • Show Choir
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook

Don't see a club that interests you, then find a faculty moderator and build your own!

Holy Cross Musical Theater

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Rogers & Hammerstein Cinderella

November 22 & 23, 2019 ~ 7pm

Holy Cross Supporting Elementary School Preview Performance

November 22, 2019 ~ 9:45am

Audition Notice:

Auditions will be held on Monday, September 9th and Tuesday, September 10th, in room 131 immediately after school, Everyone who auditions will be cast. You only need to attend one session. Anyone who wishes to audition for a speaking role will be asked to read a small monologue (1 Minute) which they have prepared, read from provided audition sides, and sing a song of their choosing.


Call backs for Principal roles will be held on Thursday, September 12th at 2:45 in the auditorium. Any actor that receives a call back should be prepared to sing from the show as well as read scenes with other actors.


The cast list and a preliminary rehearsal schedule will be posted outside the auditorium on Friday, September 13th


Our first rehearsal (for all cast members!) will be a table read of the script on Monday, September 17th from 6:30PM to 8:30 PM in the auditorium. Please bring a pencil and a bottle of water.


Being in the play, whether as a leading character or a member of the ensemble, requires a commitment from both students and parents; rehearsal schedules will vary depending on your role, and every role is equally important. It is vital that you attend your scheduled rehearsals. Most rehearsals will be Monday & Thursday from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM. We will use the long Veterans Day weekend as well. I understand that you will need to miss rehearsals at times. The only excused absences will be for school events and work but anyone with three unexcused rehearsals may be dismissed from the show.


Furthermore, the week leading up to the play (tech week) is the most important week. During this week, we add costumes, scenery, lighting, sound, and musicians; this can cause major changes in the production. Attendance at these rehearsals is mandatory for the entire company. This is non-negotiable.

Holy Cross System Elementary School Participation:

All students in grades 3-8 are welcome to participate.  Students do not have to audition for the ensemble. There is room for everyone! This year we have decided to open auditions for speaking roles to all 7th & 8th graders in the Holy Cross supporting elementary schools.  Auditions will be held on September 9th and 10th at 2:30 here at Holy Cross. 


Questions should be directed to:

Mrs. Katie VonBergen, Director

email: kvonbergen@hchspa.org